The (Svelte) Chicken or the Egg? Does “the Media” Make us Fatophobic?

“The media” gets a heavy dose of criticism when it gives us what we crave: Images of slim, hot women or buffed men.

Fattism is deeply ingrained in our culture: As early as nursery school age, children prefer drawings of peers in wheelchairs, on crutches, or with facial disfigurements to those of fat children….

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